1964 Morris Mini Cooper 970 S 

RHD

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1964 Morris Mini Cooper 970 S
- Only two owners from new
- Just 26,000 recorded miles
- Restored by known specialist in 2012 while retaining the original body shell, engine, gearbox, and seat trim
- Original green log book, original hand book and Cooper supplement, period photographs, restoration photographs, plus Heritage Certificate, and magazine features
 
This charming 1964 Morris Mini Cooper is a very rare and desirable 970 S model that was sold to its first owner in Dorset on August 27th 1964.
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate states the car was manufactured on August 13th 1964 with a fresh air heater and was finished with an Almond Green and White roofed body, and a Porcelain Green and Dove Grey interior (as it is today).  It was despatched shortly afterwards to Whellers Limited of Yeovil in Somerset.
The original green log book on file shows this beautifully coloured Mini was acquired new by a Michael Frampton of Beaminster, Dorset, and also reveals the car was subjected to a colour change to black and gold in 1969.  Photographs are on file that show the car in both colour schemes.  Mr Frampton was an engineer by profession and he was to retain ownership of the car until he passed away in around 2012.
Upon the passing away of Mr Frampton, the Mini was acquired by a respected Mini restoration specialist directly from the family and the restoration of this special car commenced, with ownership passing to the current owner prior to completion.
In May 2014 a post-restoration article in a magazine was noticed by Michael Frampton’s step-son while he was in his doctor’s surgery waiting room, which prompted him to kindly make contact with the current owner.  After a telephone conversation he typed a letter detailing the history he knew of the car and enclosed a few photographs, all of which became fantastic additions to the history file.
The letter informs us that in around 1971 or 72 Mr Frampton unfortunately suffered a workplace injury that affected him enough to restrict his driving to almost zero.  It is believed that the Mini was taken off the road soon after the accident and remained in his garage until he passed away.  The prolonged period of storage in conjunction with his reported regular use of a motorcycle explains the low odometer reading on the car.
Being one of only around 963 Cooper 970 S models manufactured makes this is a very rare car.  Then factoring in the additional benefits of being restored to an exceptional standard by a recognised specialist in its original colours and specification while retaining the original body shell, engine, transmission, interior trim, and several other components, makes this example rather special.  What really sets this one apart from others is it has had just two recorded keepers who have covered just 26,000 recorded miles from new. 
The car is accompanied by a BMIHT Heritage Certificate, the original green registration book, photographs of the car (and owner) in period and during its more recent restoration, maintenance records by the first owner, magazines featuring the car, correspondence between the original owners step-son and the current owner, original hand book (inscribed by the owner) and Cooper S supplement, original number plates, a quantity of restoration invoices, and the original suspension trumpets (adjustable height trumpets are currently fitted to slightly lower its stance).

Reference Number 588696

as of 9/16/2019

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Wycke Hill Business Park Wycke Hill  Phone  +44 (0)1621 879579  City  Maldon
MALDON
ESSEX
CM9 6UZ
 Fax  +44 (0)1621 580370  State  Essex
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